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Orientation

Welcome to Pace!

We are excited that you have joined our Pace Community. It all starts with Orientation. All new transfer students are required to attend an Orientation program prior to the start of the fall semester.

Orientation Dates

  • June 25
  • July 23*
  • August 27

Orientation sessions will be held from 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Check-in will be at One Pace Plaza, enter at 9 Spruce Street. View directions to campus.

*Session recommended for students admitted into the College of Health Professions.


Take these three steps to get started on your pace path right away.


Step 1: Register for one of our required Orientation sessions and complete the questionnaire. 

Register for orientation

It it important that you register for an Orientation session. Students who attend Orientation without registering may not receive an updated Transfer Credit Evaluation, which can impact course registration.

Step 2: If required, take the online placement test(s) in English and math immediately after registering for Orientation. You will receive a letter from the Office of Undergraduate Admission if you need to take any of these tests.

Step 3: Submit the following official documents to the Office of Undergraduate Admission, prior to attending Orientation and no later than August 1.

  • Official copies of transcripts, with grades from all colleges previously attended
  • Syllabi of any courses for which this has been requested on your transfer credit evaluation
  • Official Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) scores
  • Official final high school transcript with graduation date or proof of high school graduation

After these three steps, be sure to:


What To Expect at Orientation


Orientation is designed to give you an introduction to the University and prepare you for your first semester of classes. You will have the opportunity to meet future classmates and an academic advisor, register for courses, and learn about campus life, internship opportunities, study abroad, and more!


Family Orientation


Families are invited to join in on the fun and information provided at Orientation, meet members of the Pace Community, explore the campus and surrounding area, and learn more about how to support their student on their Pace Path.

Families and guests wishing to attend should be included when the student registers for Orientation online.


Mandatory F-1 Visa Status Maintenance Information Session for New International Students


Regardless of which Orientation session you attend, all undergraduate international students on an F-1 visa who are first-time students at Pace must also attend the mandatory F-1 Visa Status Maintenance Information Session for new international student orientation on Wednesday, August 28 from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. Check-in at 12:30 p.m. in One Pace Plaza.

This information session will focus on immigration regulations pertaining to international students on F-1 visa, visa applicable benefits, restrictions and will include mandatory check-in procedure for activating F-1 student SEVIS record. Learn more about this session and preparing to enter the U.S. on an F-1 visa.


Contact Us

Questions regarding the Orientation program? Contact the Center for Student Development and Campus Activities at (212) 346-1590.

Questions regarding placement testing? Contact the Center for Academic Excellence at (212) 346-1386.

Questions regarding official documents for Undergraduate Admission? Contact the Office of Undergraduate Admission at (212) 346-1323.